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By luxwar   |   Watch
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Published: August 14, 2018
last night,
you kissed my fingertips
one by one
and promised you’d never leave
again.

last night,
you kissed my forehead
as you reached out
and tentatively caressed my
aching heart.

but you wound a noose
of pretty roses
around my neck while i slept,
and when morning came, you had vanished.

when morning came,
i hung.
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it's the shaking of the wildfire yet to burn; I cannot see the smoke but I can feel it stinging my eyes forgive me if I cry, it's just the fluttering of the insect that landed on its back and can't get up thank you for not asking, it's just the knots in my stomach rendering my steps uneasy, the insecure hobbling of a new-born deer it's just the distance between my hands and my body - it seems too far; I see them outside of myself, shaking
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lies my mama told me
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nervous
it's the shaking of the wildfire yet to burn; I cannot see the smoke but I can feel it stinging my eyes forgive me if I cry, it's just the fluttering of the insect that landed on its back and can't get up thank you for not asking, it's just the knots in my stomach rendering my steps uneasy, the insecure hobbling of a new-born deer it's just the distance between my hands and my body - it seems too far; I see them outside of myself, shaking
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BATTLEFAIRIES's avatar
That was SO WORTHY of a DD! Congratulations :heart:
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TheGalleryOfEve|Professional Digital Artist
Congratulations on the Daily Deviation!!! :iconflyingheartsplz:Love:iconflyingheartsplz:
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xlntwtch's avatar
Interesting. I like most of the images very much. Congratulations on your feature!
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Nice work, and congrats on the achievement. I've never done anything like poetry before, but reading your work kinda made me wonder if I could pull it off. I'm a writer by hobby, but a coal miner by profession, with a dream of what possibilities may some day be. So, I'll let you tell me what you think or if this holds promise. This one's for you Luxwar.

The morning crept over my face

My dream-swept fingers reaching for yours

My heart bloomed in verdant promises made in the night’s passions.

 

Last night you lovingly caressed my soul

We shared a true embrace that promised eternity’s bliss

Each weighted breath, sigh of release, and gasp of elation shared as one.

 

But my eyes opened and you’d left me once again

My heart’s song turned to deep aching tears of deafeningly silent doubt

I question, I ask, I ponder ever more so each time I think of you

 

Will you stay with me this next time

Or will I drown in your arms again.

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dolores5|Hobbyist Photographer
Congrats on the DD! <3
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luxwar|Professional Photographer
thank you!
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Championx91's avatar
You're welcome! :love:
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snoogalooEdited |Hobbyist Photographer
congrats on getting the DD!! :iconcheerplz:
i knew that this was a winning poem from the moment i read it.
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luxwar|Professional Photographer
omg!!
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snoogaloo|Hobbyist Photographer
Omg is right!!
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Mxtress's avatar
I love everything to do with rose imagery, and I love your twist of turning a romantic symbol into something deadly.  Nicely done!
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LindArtz|Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very nicely done!! Clap Clap Clap 
Congratulations on your much deserved DD!  :)
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Ellysiumn|Professional Digital Artist
Congrats on ur DD!! :happybounce: :happybounce: 
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Lycaenyx|Hobbyist Writer
Beautiful and heartbreaking.  Amazing ending.  :heart:
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luxwar|Professional Photographer
thank you!
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snoogaloo|Hobbyist Photographer
wow!  you know how to end a poem!!  really well written! :squee:
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luxwar|Professional Photographer
awe I appreciate this. <3
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snoogaloo|Hobbyist Photographer
you're so very welcome <3
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calsixty's avatar
Whoa! Thorny ending there😮
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luxwar|Professional Photographer
yea lol
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